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Polar Vortex… or Holiday Marketing Plot?

I’m going to say, holiday marketing plot!

Snow and cold seems to trigger the Christmas Shopping Bug… so why not get started early?

Looking for something unique? Made in the USA? Check out my selection of original & reproduction prints, single & boxed greeting cards, and unique tile jewelry.

www.sarahangst.com or www.etsy.com/shop/SarahAngstArt

Snowflake Round Pendant

Snowflake Round Pendant

mailbox box

Season’s Greetings Holiday Cards

SP - Pinecones Simple

Pinecones Simple Giclee

Happy Holidays!

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“Fresh” Lemonade & Cherries… yum – By Sarah the Printmaker

I was very fortunate to have time recently to work on new art! Here is a sneak peek at two of the new prints that I will be producing as Original Art & Reproductions, just in time for Christmas.

Late January 2015, L is for Lemonade & C is for Cherries will be available in my greeting card line as well.

Lemonade Sneak Peek

Lemonade Sneak Peek

I create my original linocuts by carving my drawing into a piece of linoleum. I then roll my carved block with ink and hand print the black outline onto strong printing paper. Once the ink has dried I bring the image to life by hand painting each print with professional watercolor inks. Since each original is painted by hand, the colors may vary slightly within the edition. Originals take some time to complete.

Cherry Sneak Peek

Cherry Sneak Peek

For more information & a look at my selection of completed original images, visit http://www.sarahangst.com.

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Alphabet Letter Wall Art – New Samples! By Sarah the Printmaker

My “Wall Decor” Alphabet Letter Series is slowly coming together… what do you think of these ones I have been playing with?

Suggestions? Gotta favorite?

B is for Bird

B is for Bird

L is for Lemonade

L is for Lemonade

X is for X-Ray Fish

X is for X-Ray Fish

What a great gift to brighten up the walls of a children’s bedroom!

Hoping to have all 26 letters available for purchase by Holiday Season 2014.

Stay Tuned!

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“Fall” into Autumn Images… by Sarah the Printmaker

Fall is such a beautiful time of year – the colors, the cool breezes, the smell of the leaves in the woods…

Enjoy a bit of fall today.

Autumn on the Lake

Autumn on the Lake

Autumn Woods

Autumn Woods

The Tetons

The Tetons

http://www.sarahangst.com

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Coming Soon! Alphabet Letter Wall Art – By Sarah the Printmaker

In addition to my Alphabet Image Series coming out late January 2015, I am also developing a fun set of Alphabet Letter Wall Art! Here is a sneak peek of a design I am playing with for the letter O.

Hoping to be able to offer these for purchase by December of this year!
Stay tuned.

O is for Owl

O is for Owl

http://www.sarahangst.com

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“Fall” in Love with New Designs… Plus $10 off $40 Discount Code from Sarah Angst!

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AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER

Bird Block

“B” is for Bird… Sneak Peek!

"G" is for Giraffe... Sneak Peek!

“G” is for Giraffe…
Sneak Peek!

Coming In January!

26 New Original Sarah Angst Images… A-Z

Exciting News! I am well on my way to developing a new line of unique designs. These distinctive images will be available in limited quantities as Originals & Reproduction Prints locally here in Bozeman starting Late November at Gallery Shows presented by Tart & Nova Cafe. A full line which will include Blank Greeting Cards will be available everywhere else by Late January 2015.

I have always wanted to create an alphabet book with my images, so this is my first step to becoming an author! Incorporating these new images, I am hoping to have my first book draft done Early 2015.
Hope you all have had a wonderful summer & enjoy the new season!

All the best ~ Sarah

PS – Just a reminder!

Use our Special Summer Discount Code “SUMMER2014” on your next order

& receive $10 off any purchase of $40 or more!

*Code Expires 8/30/14

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Kid’s Art Project: Pet Rocks for the Garden – by Sarah the Printmaker

A fun summer time art project for kids… create pet rocks for your flower garden. Hike to find the perfect collection of rocks, don’t forget your bucket! Have the kids wash them in the sink, then use water based acrylic paints to paint fun pictures or colors on the rocks. Make a cool collage of art in your garden, or hide the rocks for a fun surprise.

Get the dirt off those rocks!

Get the dirt off those rocks!

Painting Rocks is Fun!

Painting Rocks is Fun!

Look at my pretty garden!

Look at my pretty garden!

Hey, how did that one get over there!

Hey, how did that one get over there!

 

 Enjoy your summer!

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Sarah Angst Cards: June 2014 Newsletter (& Discount Code!)

We’re Growing!
As a Family & a Business…
What a busy year! After a 6+ year endeavor, my husband Tim & I gave birth to our first child Hayden Henry on October 13, 2013. Now eight months old, he is a very happy, healthy, & SMILEY boy… who loves to help with the business…

Hayden helping

In order to spend more time with my favorite little man, I have hired a couple assistants: Ann Wilbert is my new bookkeeping pro (as well as a very talented Lampwork Glass Artist) and Christine Stoppa is my new part time Sales & Marketing Director. Both live here in the Bozeman Area and have been a great help, keeping the business running smoothly during this time of “transition”.

As Spring turns into Summer, I am busy working away on some new prints & products… but also hope to leave some time for outdoor adventures in our vintage camper!

Thank you all so much for your continued interest in my artwork… and I always welcome questions, comments, or ideas!

Enjoy the Summer ~ Sarah

Follow Sarah Angst’s Art on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarahAngstPrintmaker

Check out Sarah Angst’s Images on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sarahangstart/

Visit www.sarahangst.com today!

NEW! – Visa & MasterCard are now accepted in addition to Paypal on our retail website.

*Use Discount Code SUMMER2014 on your next order and receive $10 off any order of $40 or more. Code Valid Through 8/30/14*

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Sarah Angst Art – Spring Has Sprung!

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Field of Tulips

Field of Tulips

Chickens have their cute little chicks!

Chick

Chick

Daisies Bloom!

Daisies

Daisies

And life is born into a nest!

Spring Has Sprung - Bird's Nest

Spring Has Sprung – Bird’s Nest

Happy Spring Everyone!

P.S. Check out our new Pinterest Boards

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Sarah Angst Fine Artist & Printmaker: The Business

My love of printmaking became a business when we moved to Montana 7 years ago. We had a little financial cushion from selling our house in Duluth, so it seemed like the perfect time to go for it and try to live my dream as a professional artist. I started by building up a body of work and taking it to art fairs across the country. The public response to my linocuts was great, and my dream became a reality.

For 3 years I showed my work at about 20 art fairs per year. It was busy and labor intensive, with lots of traveling. I enjoyed many aspects of art fairs, but they were exhausting and it was hard to be on the road by myself so much. Plus my husband and I wanted to start a family and I knew I couldn’t be on the show circuit on my own with a baby.

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In addition to my original block prints, I began making giclee reproductions, jewelry, and greeting cards showcasing my block printed imagery. I decided to start wholesaling these products to stores, and got my work into a few more galleries. I was also given the opportunity to license one of my images to a greeting card company called “Artists To Watch”. In one year, they sold over 27,000 of that one card featuring my image. I only made about $0.04 a card in royalties, but it was nice to make an extra thousand bucks, and it got me thinking about the greeting card business and how I could possibly profit from it more myself.

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I had always been reluctant to bring and sell greeting cards at art fairs. I wanted customers to buy my more expensive originals or reproductions instead of a $3.00 card. But I realized I always bought other artist’s cards as affordable souvenirs, and that they are a great way for people to collect artists’ work and information. That is when I started thinking more seriously about expanding my business. Perhaps if I mass produced my own line of greeting cards and sold them wholesale I could make a little more than $0.04 and we could see what happens.

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So that is how Sarah Angst Cards came to be two and a half years ago. It is still in its infancy, but my greeting cards are in about 350 stores, and I am hopeful that my business will continue to grow and evolve. I now have a baby boy named Hayden as well, so it is wonderful to be able to be with him most days, and making income from home instead of on the road.

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I am so thankful for all the support I have received over the years. I am forever grateful to all those who buy, sell, send, and save my cards.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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